This summer saw new codes of practice to PACE . The changes will have an impact both operationally and corporately and will impact on policy and procedures.
This training day will provide delegates with the required knowledge of the changes and where they may impact on procedure. It will also demonstrate that the delegates are fully up to date with the procedural legislation for continual professional development.
The PACE changes will impact on all operational staff that are likely to interview suspects as it is likely that nearly all interviews will now be done by audio recording as apposed to written.
PACE TOPICS COVERED
- Changes relating to audio equipment could body worn video be used?
- The new requirement to audio record all offences whether summary or indictable
- Definitions of relevant Officer and their role
- What circumstances might you be able to write the interview, but what are the consequences?
- Information to be given when arranging a voluntary interview
- The changes to the introduction of an audio recorded interview
- Requirement to consent to the interview
- Re examine the amount of information to be provided to suspect to ensure legal compliance
- Examine the new definition of vulnerable. It is likely that some suspects will now meet the new definition
- Role of the interviewer when taking pro active steps to determine if someone is vulnerable or requires an interpreter
- The role of the appropriate adult, what can they do and what can’t they do?
- Re examine pre-interview disclosure, the implications and management of the Legal Representative
- Re examine dealing with a prepared statement
- Any other areas that the delegates feel they need clarified or understanding